After Phrenology: Neural Reuse and the Interactive Brain

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The computer analogy of the mind has been as widely adopted in contemporary cognitive neuroscience as was the analogy of the brain as a collection of organs in phrenology. Just as the phrenologist would insist that each organ must have its particular function, so contemporary cognitive neuroscience is committed to the notion that each brain region must have its fundamental computation. In After Phrenology , Michael Anderson argues that to achieve a fully post-phrenological science of the brain, we need to reassess this ...

After Phrenology: Neural Reuse and the Interactive Brain 2014, Bradford Book, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780262028103

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